Editors' Blog

Green Living editors dish on the latest trends and happenings in sustainability.

A weekly compilation of the highs, lows and not-to-be-missed happenings in the sustainability movement.
written by Lyndsie Bourgon

1.    Choosing bytes over a trip to HMV can help save the environment: A study from Carnegie Mellon University found that downloading music instead of purchasing CD’s helps reduce carbon emissions. (Source: The Stimulist) 

2.    David Suzuki was awarded an ‘alternative Nobel Prize’ this week. The world-famous environmentalist received the Right Livelihood Award for his climate change awareness campaign. (Source: CBCNews.ca) 

3.    Increasing demand for water and the effects of climate change could lead to the demise of some of Canada’s iconic rivers. Waters such as the Mackenzie River are at risk of drying up thanks to rising temperatures and water shortages, says WWF Canada. (Source: WWF Canada) 

4.    Eco-walls, carbon offsets and reforestation projects were a part of Rio de Janeiro’s successful 2016 Olympic Games bid. Before its win Rio went head-to-head with rival Chicago in a sustainable city battle. (Source: Fast Company

5.    Though better-known for the negative effects its oil industry has on the environment, Alberta announced plans to start Canada’s second carbon emissions-capture program. The proposed plan will see 1.1 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions captured annually. (Source: Agence France Presse) 

6.    Looking for eco-friendly fashions doesn’t have to mean burlap and scratchy wool. Ecouterre recommends seven fabrics that could change the world of sustainable fashion. (Source: Treehugger)

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